This morning we had the installation of the new CSLA officers and presentation of the various awards. There was also an inspiring short speech by the president of the California Teachers Association, David Sanchez. One interesting note: He is the first Hispanic president of CTA. In California. Where the largest group of students is Hispanic. Go figure.
The keynote was poet Paul Janeczko who not only gave us poetry, but also a humorous look at his disconnect from education during his K-12 school years. Makes me think about what type of poetry would reach my inner-city middle school kids. Food for thought.